Worship: Online & In-Person and Online Sunday, September 27 at 11 am

Make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. . Philippians 2:2 (RSV)

Saturday Service cancelled this week
due to Annual Conference

View or Print the Bulletin with Song Sheet:
2020-09-27 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Lectionary Theme: JUSTICE
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings each week..

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Online meeting opens at 4:45 pm
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the 5 pm worship service.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
September 27 – October 3

Birthdays

Jackson Stover
Kelly Weaver

Anniversaries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
        • Titus 2
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
      • In-Person and Online Worship
        • 11 am Sunday

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“The Lord’s My Shepherd”

The Lord’s my Shepherd
I’ll not want
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green
He leadeth me the quiet waters by

My soul He doth restore again
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
E’en for His own Name’s sake

Yea though I walk through death’s dark vale
Yet will I fear none ill
For Thou art with me and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still

My table Thou has furnished
In presence of my foes
My head Thou dost with oil anoint
And my cup overflows

Goodness and mercy all of my life
Shall surely follow me
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be

CCLI Song # 165274 CCLI License # 3194034
Merla Watson
© Words: 1970, 1994 MCA Music Publ., A.D.O. Universal Studio (Admin. by Universal Music Publishing Group)
Sound III, Inc. (Admin. by Universal Music Publishing Group)
Music: 1970, 1994 MCA Music Publ., A.D.O. Universal Studio (Admin. by Universal Music Publishing Group)

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additions from Last Week
Craig Wyatt, Ashley Wayland, Emma Smith, Chase Denson
Families of Wilda Milam and Landon Spencer

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson, Betty Travis,
Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for September 27 – October 3:
Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Almighty One, you have filled us with new life and empowered us through the conquering love of Jesus: Raise us with your Spirit
that we may live in the life-giving power of Christ’s resurrection.

          Come, whoever is thirsty;
accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.

Let your peace extend to every person, that the power of evil and injustice may be banished, and all people may live as beloved
children of the divine.

          Come, whoever is thirsty;
accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION
Brief silent consideration of how we have responded to our personal and congregational opportunities to do good, as we face ourselves honestly in the presence of the Almighty.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
May Almighty God have mercy on us
to bless our good works
and forgive us our sins,
and lead us into everlasting life.

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers,
our presence, our gifts,
our service, and our witness,
praying they will be multiplied
for the upbuilding of God’s kingdom.

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above, ye Heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

CCLI Song # 56204 CCLI License # 3194034
Louis Bourgeois | Thomas Ken
© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

THE BIBLE READING
Links to multiple translations:
Philippians 2:1-13

1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Joyful joyful we adore Thee
God of Glory Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Opening to the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day

All Thy works with joy surround Thee
Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays
Stars and angels sing around Thee
Center of unbroken praise
Field and forest vale and mountain
Flowery meadow flashing sea
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee

Thou art giving and forgiving
Ever blessing ever blest
Wellspring of the joy of living
Ocean depth of happy rest
Thou our Father Christ our Brother
All who live in love are Thine
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the joy divine

Mortals join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
Father love is reigning o’er us
Brother love binds man to man
Ever singing march we onward
Victors in the midst of strife
Joyful music lifts us sunward
In the triumph song of life

CCLI Song # 25321 CCLI License # 3194034.
Edward Hodges | Henry Van Dyke | Ludwig van Beethoven
© Words & Music Public Domain

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.
JUSTICE: Building a Fair Consensus

Harmony
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.   Vs 2 (MSG)

Strength and Comfort
Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion for one another.    Vs 1 (GNT)

Attitude
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Vs 5 (KJV)

 Promise
At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Vs 10 (ESV)

Energy
Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.    Vs 13 (MSG)

 

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
The Altar in our hearts is always open

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Together We Serve”

Together we serve united by love
Inviting God’s world to the glorious feast
We work and we pray through sorrow and joy
Extending Your love to the last and the least

We seek to become a beacon of hope
A lamp for the heart and a light for the feet
We learn year by year to let love shine through
Until we see Christ in each person we meet

We welcome the scarred the wealthy the poor
The busy the lonely and all who need care
We offer a home to those who will come
Our hands quick to help our hearts ready to dare

Together by grace we witness and work
Remembering Jesus in whom we grow strong
Together we serve in Spirit and truth
Remembering love is the strength of our song

CCLI Song # 3379644 CCLI License # 3194034
Daniel Charles Damon
© 1998 Hope Publishing Company

 

 

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)